the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture

Emerson e-news: April
Scroll down for upcoming events, exhibits and recent news...

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2nd Annual Give Big Gallatin Valley
Mark your calendars for May 3, 2016

Mark your calendars to GIVE BIG on May 3 and keep up to date on Emerson's donor lounges that day by joining our Facebook event page!


New Exhibit


MSU Graduate Student Show

Artwork by Sanaz Haghani Nouri, Rachael Marne Jones, Chad Carignan, and Ryan Parker

Weaver Room Gallery March 11 - April 22

This exhibit features Lithography by Sanaz Haghani Nouri, Ceramics by Rachael Marne Jones, Photography by Chad Carignan and Painting by Ryan Parker. Stop by the Weaver Room to see the works of these emerging artists!

Painting by Ryan Parker

Emerson's Wish List
Here's what your donation will go toward...

Here are some example projects on our wish list, both large and small, that will keep the Emerson looking fresh, updated, and energy efficient!

$2,500: contribution toward purchasing a new digital, closed captioning projector for the Crawford Theater  

$1,000: contribution toward re-keying door locks throughout the building  

$750: designing and mailing an exhibit card  

$500: a new presentation screen  

$100: one lawn care service  

$50: two new chairs for use in our public spaces  

$15: one new LED light bulb to light our exhibits and spaces

With your support, together we can make this happen!

Featured Tenants
REvivALL Clothing and Western Bound
We are excited to welcome RevivALL Clothing and Western Bound (currently Buttons + Tweed) as a new business collaboration between Laura Lee Laroux and Jill Johnson in Studio #219.
RevivALL Clothing features modern prairie style clothing and accessories from up-cycled materials. Specifically, Boho-cowgirl dresses from mens shirts, overalls, fringe bags, and belts. Western Bound creates purses, backpacks, and messenger bags from waxed canvas, Pendleton wool, leather, and organic cotton. Using quality, durable and environmentally friendly products is an important part of their work.

The community is invited to attend their open studio on Friday, April 22 from 5:00 - 9:00pm!

Laura and Jill show off their lines of hand-crafted clothing and bags in their new studio space.




Mountain Air Dance: Date Night Partner Aerial

Looking for a romantic night out? Learn wonderful partner stretches and the fundamentals of aerial hammock on and off the floor.  Read More 


Meet The Hawkers Annual Fundraiser

This fundraiser is a showcase, silent auction and raffle to finance sending speech and debate students to Nationals.  Read More 


Chord Rustlers Annual Show

Annual Show with the Chord Rustlers Chorus, Quartets, Sweet Adelines, and special guests 2010 International Champion Quartet, "Storm Front."  Read More  



Watercolor Painting
Thursday, 9:30AM - 11:30AM

Explore various watercolor techniques such as; transparency, stretching paper, use of brushes, color mixing, wet vs. dry brush and application of mixed media.  Read More     


Love To Draw
Tuesday, April 12, 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Learn a variety of techniques using multiple drawing mediums in this fun course on the basics of drawing! Ages 8-12.  Read More    


PIR Days
April 21 - 22, 9:00AM - 3:00PM

Join us at the Emerson during your time off from school to learn art fundamentals and create awesome diverse projects. All materials included.  Read More 




Emerson History

The Emerson is a thriving arts and community center located a block from historic downtown Bozeman. The building was originally an elementary school built in 1918, attended by thousands of Bozeman youth before its closure in 1991.

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Support the Emerson

At the Emerson, we are grateful for the generous community support that allows us to serve as a vital arts hub in Bozeman. Over 250,000 people have come to the Emerson each year to attend performances, take classes, and participate in community events.


Volunteer with the Emerson

As a community arts hub, the Emerson relies on the time, energy and enthusiasm donated by community volunteers and interns. You can get involved by becoming a docent, by helping with events, children's classes or in our office.

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